I have my second pair of nail art earrings to show you! The first one is here. For this pair I used some little wooden pendants that my dad cut for me to use as earrings. They are rectangle and circle shapes and he drilled tiny holes for the earring clasps. He sanded them, but I also used a nail file to smooth some of the corners. Then I grabbed my nail polish and started decorating them!
I painted the wooden squares with black wet n wild nail polish called Ebony Hates Chris. Then I stamped the rectangles using blue Keks by Butter London along with my MoYou Pro Collection 04 stamp. The squishy stamper kinda went wooooosh sideways… you can see my stamps are a little off-center. 😦 But still, I love how the Butter London stamps over the black. I tried this combo one time before when I reviewed some MoYou London items. It looked wicked, but you couldn’t really tell since it was only on my thumbs. (here’s a pic! check out my thumb!) I just knew I had to try that black n blue combo again. So I did. I also added a few rhinestones to my earrings that I stuck on with clear nail polish. Lastly, I attached some fishhook earring clasps, and there ya have it. My Butter London Earrings.
Thank for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow. I have a new underside mani to show you! Then later this weekend I’ve got a gradient for our Nail Art Ideas Linkup. Ta-ta!
Remember when I showed you those little wooden pendants my dad made me?? Here they are pictured on the left. Well, I finally painted them with nail polish! I like to call them my nail art earrings. 🙂 I painted them using all Essie winter shearling colors and I also used a bunch of easy nail art techniques.
I painted them in three Essie colors
then used a dotting tool to do some dots on one side
used my MoYou stamping stamper and pro plate to decorate the other side
swept on some clear polish and placed a line of rhinestones
then I finished it with a coat of sally hansen topcoat
In case you are laughing at them, yeah I know. They’re a little ‘busy’. But in my defense, I wanted to try different nail art stuff on them … it’s my first nail polish & jewelry experiment! They came out cool and it was a lot of crafty fun. I def wanna do this again! If you don’t have pendants like the ones I used then maybe you can find some earrings laying around that might work. Or maybe the dollar store near you has some cheapo flat earrings that could use a fresh layer of nail polish!
This was a fun project for me, especially since I can’t paint my nails right now. I am actually wearing some Incoco french manicure nail strips right now and I wanna see how long they last. I am loving them. They look so great! Here’s a sneak peek! What a perfect french mani, right? They are wearing really well. No signs of chipping yet and I’m on day 6! So in lieu of painting my nails for 6 days… I painted some earrings! Oh, and I also made some diy nail decals using some of my cheeky and moyou stamping plates. They came out so cute! I made little yellow happy faces, multi-colored hearts, and little teddy bears! Hopefully I can play with them soon. I also have some news for my giveaways…..
Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my Moon Sugar Nails decal giveaway. Make sure you enter for a chance to win a sweet gift certificate for some waterslide decals! Giveaway closes on feb 9th. Good luck! (oh, and once that raffle is over I have another one coming up- so stay tuned!)
Day 17 of Julie’s April nail art challenge is dedicated to 3D nail art! I love that this nail art challenge makes me try new things. I don’t have a lot of nail embellishments in my stash so my best bet was to think outside the box! I have a lot of jewelry findings and beads so surely I’d be able to find something to decorate my nails with. When sifting through my beads I came cross these lovely silver-plated feather charms from Fire Mountain Gems. I used to love these things! I don’t make myself a lot jewelry- usually I give it to family and friends…but I made myself these aqua chandelier earrings with the silver feathers and they turned out to be my absolute faves! I wore them all the time! Until I lost them 😦 Here’s a pic of them on the left. I really should make myself another pair… but first, lemme put these feathers on my nails! I cut them with my wire cutting tool and secured them to my painted nails with a clear top coat. They looked really awesome, but I kept scratching myself with them! So I didn’t get to wear them too long lol.
If you are wondering about my purple base color… it’s called Fowl Play by Orly and it’s part of their Birds of a Feather Collectionfrom 2011 maybe. It has a dark purple jelly base with a thick suspension type formula… and it’s got all kinds of crazy shimmer, micro glitter and small flakies. Lotsa colors in here! I like deep complex colors like this. In fact, the whole Birds of a feather Collection is beautiful- check out Orly’s promo shot for the collection. Don’t you love this bright metallic peacock blue polish that the model is wearing? I know this collection is old news… but this blue is so pretty! And so is my purple Fowl Play- I hope you like it too!